Haslemere Natural History Society

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Recent Sightings

REPORTS OF RECENT SIGHTINGS IN THE AREA

Do let us know of any interesting sightings in the area. Just e-mail us at info@haslemerenaturalhistorysociety.org.uk

All sightings are posted in good faith, but have not necessarily been formally authenticated

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Thursley Common

Date: 25 May 2024

Red Backed Shrike

Plaistow garden

Date: 20 May 2024

Slowworm under purpose-made covering

Plaistow garden

Date: 19 May 2024

Painted Lady butterfly, 1 and Large White

Shottermill garden

Date: 19 May 2024

Mint moth Pyrausta aurata Click for photo

Fernhurst village

Date: 18 May 2024

Swifts, 3 in overhead flypast 3 times 

Verdley

Date: 16 May 2024

15 Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 16 May 2024

Scorched Wing Moth Click for photo, Violet Ground Beetle Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 16 May 2024

Roe buck with fine set of horns Click for photo

Shottermill

Date: 11 May 2024

Nationally scarce Cassida Nobilis beetle Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 10 May 2024

Three Red Fox cubs brought out into sunshine by vixen Click for photo

Woodland near Petworth Road

Date: 9 May 2024

Excited to-ing and fro-ing  by tree hole reared Jackdaw fledglings Click for photo   

Shottermill

Date: 8 May 2024

Solomon’s Seal  Click for photo,  Firecrest,  Orange Tip butterfly  Click for photo   

Black Down

Date: 8 May 2024

Cuckoo Click for photo   Woodcock  Stonechat Click for photo   Woodlark Click for photo   

Parsons Green Haslemere

Date: 7 May 2024

Swifts

Older Hill, Woolbeding

Date: 5 May 2024

Tree Pipit  Click for photo   

Black Down

Date: 5 May 2024

Whitethroat  Click for photo   

Killinghurst Lane garden   

Date: 4 May 2024

Grey Wagtail Click for photo

Oaken Wood

Date: 30 April 2024

Wood White butterfly, newly-emerged male 

Petworth Road

Date: 30 April 2024

Philodromus dispar spider – one of several males seen in the house this month  Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane

Date: 29 April 2024

Barn Owl visiting nest box  Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane

Date: 27 April 2024

Garden Warbler heard

Inval

Date: 24 April 2024

Slowworms, 3 and 2 juvenile Grass Snakes under dark-coloured sheet   

Thursley

Date: 21 April 2024

Adder  Click for video   

Petworth

Date: 21 April 2024

Family of Goosander  Click for photo

Durfold Wood

Date: 17 April 2024

Cuckoo heard. Also Reeves Muntjac calling repeatedly.

Petworth Park upper pond

Date: 17 April 2024

Long-tail duck

Braeside Close garden

Date: 12 April 2024

Lesser redpoll on seed feeder

Plaistow garden

Date: 8 April 2024

Holly Blue butterfly, female   

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 5 April 2024

Uncommon Scarce Prominent moth Odontosia Carmelita  Click for photo 

Underground site near Cranleigh

Date: 2 April 2024

Brown long-eared bat roosting in bat box  Click for photo

Underground site near Cranleigh

Date: 2 April 2024

Thriving colony of Cave Spiders Meta sp (probably M. menardiClick for photo

Plaistow pond

Date: 1 April 2024

Great Crested Newt  2 males, 1 female   

Headley garden

Date: 31 March 2024

Redpoll. Subsequently, two or three more with some Siskins

Plaistow garden

Date: 24 March 2024

Slowworm under cover   

Shillinglee

Date: 23 March 2024

Red Kite, 3 over woodland   

Shillinglee

Date: 23 March 2024

Pied Wagtail, 10+ feeding in sheep-grazed pasture   

Hindhead garden

Date: 22 March 2024

Brambling. This the latest I have seen a brambling.

Killinghurst Lane

Date: 17 March 2024

Moths. The brown one is a Shoulder Stripe Anticlea badiata and the other a Streamer Anticlea derivata. Click for photo

Beacon Hill

Date: 16 March 2024

Rare Western Barbastelle bat taken into care after being found grounded  

Braeside Close

Date: 14 March 2024

Male Brambling. His head was just beginning to go black!  This is the latest it’s ever been for my first bramblng sighting here.

Braeside Close

Date: 14 March 2024

Badger Click for video    

Headley Down

Date: 13 March 2024

Redpoll in my garden

High over Farnham Lane

Date: 13 March 2024

Red Kite

Hindhead

Date: 12 March 2024

Redpoll

Hindhead

Date: 11 March 2024

Flock of Siskins, in excess of 100   

Braeside Close garden

Date: 8 March 2024

Stock dove

Hindhead

Date: 8 March 2024

Male lace weaver spider, possibly Amaurobius ferox  

Highcombe Edge, Devil’s Punchbowl

Date: 6 March 2024

Raven seen and heard

Petworth Road garden

Date: 24 February 2024

Male Muntjac with very well developed horns  Click for photo

Fernhurst

Date: 24 February 2024

Black Swan Cygnus atratus taking up residence Click for photo

Underground site in Midhurst

Date: 20 February 2024

Bats in hibernation –  Two Greater Horseshoes and two Natterer’s   

Headley

Date: 18 February 2024

Raven flying over garden 

Headley

Date: 15 February 2024

Male Brimstone butterfly fluttering across garden 

Hindhead garden

Date: 15 February 2024

Male Brimstone butterfly  

Headley garden

Date: 13 February 2024

Female Blackcap on the fatball feeder

Plaistow

Date: 12 February 2024

Red Kite  over garden

Plaistow garden

Date: 5 February 2024

Long-tailed Tits,6, preening busily in amongst Wild Plum blossom

Killinghurst Lane garden  

Date: 4 February 2024

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane garden  

Date: 2 February 2024

Two Red Admiral butterflies  Click for photo

Plaistow garden

Date: 2 February 2024

Roe Deer   

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 30 January 2024

Micro moth Acleris umbrana in moth trap. Click for photo (Confirmed as a first record for Surrey). Great Diving Beetle also caught in trap. Click for photo

Frensham Little Pond

Date: 28 January 2024

Three Cormorants

Tennyson’s Lane

Date: 25 January 2024

Pair of Redwing on my lawn   

Plaistow garden

Date: 24 January 2024

Blackcap, male, probably a winter visitor 

Chase Lane

Date: 20 January 2024

Rare Western Barbastelle bat hibernating in bat barn, plus a single long-eared and one Daubenton’s

Nutcombe Valley

Date: 20 January 2024

6 Natterer’s bats hibernating in NT bat barn. One or two Cave Spiders also present. 

Underground site in Midhurst

Date: 16 January 2024

Bats in hibernation – 17 Natterer’s, 1 long-eared and a single dead Western Barbastelle, having apparently died in hibernation last year

Frensham Little Pond cafe

Date: 15 January 2024

Treecreeper, Grey Heron flying by, pair of Blackbirds and a tame Robin   

Near Petworth

Date: 13 January 2024

Greater Horseshoe bat in hibernation  

Cranleigh

Date: 11 January 2024

Waxwing seen in garden Click for photo

Spinney at Plaistow

Date: 3 January 2024

Song Thrush singing loudly   

Stedham garden

Date: 27 December 2023

Resident pale female Blackbird having dilution, in which melanin cells are present (unlike in leucistic birds) but produce less pigment than normal)  Click for photo

House in Petworth Road

Date: 26 December 2023

Winter cranefly Trichocera spClick for photo

Petworth Road

Date: 8 December 2023

December Moth Poecilocampa populi found in house Click for photo

Frensham Great Pond

Date: 2 December 2023

Egyptian Goose Click for photo, Grey Heron Click for photo and Water Rail Click for photo seen during our field meeting 

Black Down

Date: 1 December 2023

Great Grey Shrike sitting on the very top branch of a leafless tree and subsequently flying off.

Devil’s Punchbowl

Date: 28 November 2023

Cluster of Trooping Funnel fungi Clitocybe geotropa   Click for photo

Plaistow

Date: 17 November 2023

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly found in Church     

Chiddingfold garden

Date: 1 November 2023

Fungi – probably  Melanoleuca polioleuca  Common Cavalier  Click for photo  

Lodsworth woodland

Date: 31 October 2023

Helvella crispa fungus Click for photo     

Haslemere High Street

Date: 30 October 2023

Sub-adult Gannet on High Street taken into care. Subsequently released on the South coast.

Fernhurst

Date: 26 October 2023

Natterer’s bat injured as hanging tile removed – taken into care  Click for photo  

Centre of Haslemere

Date: 23 October 2023

Daubenton’s bat Myotis daubentonii brought in by cat

Waggoners Wells

Date: 22 October 2023

Can anyone tell us what these jelly-like blobs are? Click for photo 

Wormley

Date: 22 October 2023

Female Firecrest flew into a glass door.  Kept inside for the night and released in the morning. Click for photo  

Chiddingfold garden

Date: 20 October 2023

Sulphur Tuft fungi Hypholoma fasciculare  on tree stump  Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 17 October 2023

Rose Bedeguar Gall (also known as Robin’s pincushion) Click for photo – a gall caused by the larvae of a tiny wasp, Dipoloepis rosae

Plaistow garden

Date: 17 October 2023

Red Admiral

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 11 October 2023

Satellite moth Click for photo and Merveille-du-Jour Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 10 October 2023

About two dozen Redwing foraging on grass  Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 6 October 2023

Firecrest searching through heather

Ebernoe NNR

Date: 3 October 2023

Pied Flycatcher, pair, catching insects   

Thursley Heath

Date: 23 September 2023

Raven in flight

Near Shillinglee

Date: 13 September 2023

Barn owl

Petworth Road garden

Date: 11 September 2023

Several passes by rare Western Barbastelle bat Barbastella barbastellus between dusk and dawn. Also detected: Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellusBrown Long-eared Plecotus auritus,Serotine Eptesicus serotinus, Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus,Daubenton’s  Myotis daubentonii, and Noctule Nyctalus noctula.

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 10 September 2023

Three Blue Underwing (Clifden Nonpareil) moths Catocala fraxini    Click for photo

Imbhams Farm

Date: 6 September 2023

Good numbers of  Soprano Pipistrelles Pipistrellus pygmaeus and Daubenton’s bats Myotis daubentonii on the wing. Also passes by Noctule bats Nyctalus noctula,, Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellusBrown Long-eared bat Plecotus auritus and Serotine Eptesicus serotinus

Headley garden

Date: 4 September 2023

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Frensham Little Pond

Date: 1 September 2023

Good displays by Soprano Pipistrelles Pipistrellus pygmaeus and Noctule bats Nyctalus noctula.  Daubenton’s Myotis daubentonii, Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Brown Long-eared Plecotus auritus and Serotine Eptesicus serotinus also detected.  

Frensham Littl;e Pond

Date: 1 September 2023

Juvenile Slowworm  Anguis fragilis crossing sandy path

Shottermill

Date: 27 August 2023

Crab spider folding a flower petal with silk to hide before catching a hoverfly Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 27 August 2023

Sub-adult Brown Long-eared bat Plecotus auritus taken into care after being found grounded  Click for photo

Tower Road, Hindhead

Date: 25 August 2023

Wasp Plumehorn hoverfly Volucella inanis Click for photo

Plaistow garden

Date: 23 August 2023

Brown Hairstreak butterfly, female searching for suitable egg-laying locations on young Blackthorn

Pathfields Close

Date: 23 August 2023

6 well fledged Song Thrushes eating elderberries. About 11 House Sparrows. Plus Wren, Robin etc Also Hedge Sparrow, about 4 Great Tits. Also heard 2 Tree Creepers.  

Inside a Petworth Road house

Date: 16 August 2023

Spider Metellina sp.  Click for photo

Petworth Road

Date: 12 August 2023

Large jumping spider Marpissa muscosa in sunshine   Click for photo

Stedham

Date: 12 August 2023

Speckled Bush-cricket  Leptophyes punctatissima   Click for photo

Bealeswood common, Dockenfield

Date: 11 August 2023

Several species of bat on the wing – Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Serotine, Brown Long-eared and Noctule     

Hindhead

Date: 11 August 2023

Stoat outside back door

Petworth Road garden  

Date: 9 August 2023

Hummingbird Hawkmoth  Click for photo

Churt Wood near Frensham Great Pond

Date: 6 August 2023

Two large, unidentified deer, possibly Red Deer

Hindhead garden

Date: 4 August 2023

4 unidentified bats on the wing

Hindhead garden

Date: 3 August 2023

Golden Ringed dragonfly

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 2 August 2023

Light Crimson Underwing moth click for photo, second generation Wood White butterfly click for photo and an Oak Bush-Cricket

Hankley Common

Date: 29 July 2023

Great Fox-Spider juvenile (very small) 

Imbhams Farm

Date: 26 July 2023

Longhorn beetle Lectura quadrifasciata   Click for photo

Royal Common

Date: 25 July 2023

Valesina subspecies of Silver Washed Fritillary, lacking orange pigmentation, nectaring on blackberry blossom

Golden Valley Hindhead 

Date: 25 July 2023

Tawny Grisette  Amanita fulva 

Over Dunsfold Church

Date: 21 July 2023

About 10 Swifts screaming overhead

Petworth Road garden

Date: 21 July 2023

Many butterflies nectaring in sunshine – Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Green-veined White, Large Skipper, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Holly Blue

Chiddingfold Forest wood

Date: 20 July 2023

Butterflies – Brimstone 45,  Silver-washed Fritillary 19 

Hankley Common

Date: 16 July 2023

Female Emperor dragonfly devouring a (possibly newly emerged) Migrant Hawker Click for photo

Imbhams Farm

Date: 14 July 2023

Common and Soprano Pipistrelles, Daubenton’s and Noctule bats on the wing

Plaistow garden

Date: 13 July 2023

Hummingbird Hawkmoth on Buddleia flower   

Chiddingfold Forest

Date: 13 July 2023

Wood White butterfly, 2, first of summer brood 

Lodsworth

Date: 11 July 2023

Greater Horseshoe bat investigating potential roost. Common and Soprano Pipistrelles, Serotine, Brown Long-eared and Natterer’s bats also foraging in the area.  

Petworth Road garden

Date: 10 July 2023

Inquisitive Reeve’s Muntjac frightening a Rabbit Click for photo

Kettlebury at Hankley Common

Date: 10 July 2023

Grayling butterfly

Braeside Close garden

Date: 9 July 2023

2nd generation Holly Blue butterfly Click for photo. Also pupae of a Harlequin Ladybird on a ragwort leaf.

Plaistow garden

Date: 7 July 2023

Glow worm  glowing

Killinghurst Lane garden 

Date: 2 July 2023

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly Click for photo

Plaistow garden

Date: 28 June 2023

Grass Snake, adult, curled up under a tin   

Lake at Imbhams Farm

Date: 28 June 2023

Grey Herons disputing territory  Click for photo             

Woodland, part of Chiddingfold Forest

Date: 26 June 2023

Silver-washed Fritillary, Large and Small Skipper, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Marbled White and White Admiral butterflies, many of all now on the wing. 

Farmland near Plaistow

Date: 26 June 2023

Starling, flock of 70+ on telegraph wires       

NT car park at Blackdown

Date: 25 June 2023

Purple Emperor butterfly Click for photo

Haslemere garden

Date: 17 June 2023

Multicolored Asian Ladybeetle (Harlequin) larva Harmonia axyridis Click for photo

Haslemere garden

Date: 14 June 2023

Male Broad-bodied chaser Libellula depressa  Click for photo

Beacon Hill

Date: 10 June 2023

Two Swifts up high

Over Fernhurst garden

Date: 9 June 2023

4 Swifts screaming

Petworth Road garden

Date: 8 June 2023

Common Awl Robberfly Neoitamus_cyanurus Click for photo

Oaken Wood

Date: 27 May 2023

Green Tiger Beetle  Cicindela campestris Click for photo

Plaistow garden

Date: 27 May 2023

Green-veined White butterfly

Petworth Road garden

Date: 24 May 2023

Weevil Cionus hortulanus   Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 23 May 2023

Jumping spiders Heliophanus flavipes Click for photo and Salticus scenicus hunting in sunshine

Stedham

Date: 22 May 2023

Yellow Shell moth  Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 22 May 2023

Holly blue butterfly nectaring on Cotoneaster flowers Click for photo

Iping Common

Date: 21 May 2023

Nightingale singing

Wey Hill

Date: 19 May 2023

Swifts, two flying very high 

Petworth Road garden

Date: 18 May 2023

Bee fly Bombilius major Click for photo

Iping

Date: 17 May 2023

Cuckoo calling on and off all week

Chiddingfold Forest

Date: 14 May 2023

Wood White butterfly – first of spring brood

Near Dunsfold

Date: 14 May 2023

Female Bechstein’s bat radio tagged to trace roost

Petworth Road garden

Date: 14 May 2023

Wolf spider Pardosa amentata warily courting a large female Click for photo

Chiddingfold garden

Date: 13 May 2023

Holly Blue, Brimstone, Red Admiral, Orange Tip (male) and Speckled Wood butterflies

Noar Hill

Date: 12 May 2023

Two Duke of Burgundy butterflies     

Inval

Date: 12 May 2023

Four Wasp Beetles emerging from logs     

Petworth Road

Date: 7 May 2023

Amphipod, probably the invasive land hopper Arcitalitrus dorrieni Click for photo

Haslemere

Date: 5 May 2023

Hornet flying between window and
curtain.

Plaistow garden

Date: 3 May 2023

Holly Blue butterfly   

Braeside Close garden

Date: 1 May 2023

Holly Blue butterfly   

Plaistow garden

Date: 26 April 2023

Slowworm, adult, beneath tin     

Plaistow garden

Date: 24 April 2023

Blackcap and Wren singing     

Plaistow garden

Date: 24 April 2023

Speckled Wood butterfly

Tugley Wood, Chiddingfold Forest

Date: 17 April 2023

Nightingale singing Click for recording

Plaistow garden

Date: 15 April 2023

Great Crested Newt

Near Lynchmere

Date: 9 April 2023

Otter crossing road

Haslemere garden

Date: 8 April 2023

Sparrowhawk missing its target on a bird feeder then resting for five seconds

Marley Common

Date: 8 April 2023

Male and female Adder basking about 1km north of the NT car park, possibly sub adult, as they were quite small, so perhaps not a breeding pair. Click for photo

Plaistow garden

Date: 8 April 2023

Orange-tip butterfly male

Plaistow garden

Date: 6 April 2023

Red Kite flying over

Camelsdale garden

Date: 5 April 2023

5 Slow Worms in compost bin and one Grass Snake sheltering under a compost bin lid on the ground

Headley garden

Date: 4 April 2023

Goldcrest on bird feeder

Braeside Close garden

Date: 2 April 2023

Male Brambling  

Near Witley Farm, Grayswood

Date: 27 March 2023

Skylark seen and heard

Plaistow garden

Date: 25 March 2023

Brimstone butterfly, male

Waggoners’ Wells woods

Date: 25 March 2023

Solitary specimen of Wood Sorrel in flower

River Rother, near Rogate

Date: 23 March 2023

Otter

Pond Lane, Frensham

Date: 23 March 2023

Southern Wood Ant colonies emerging en masse

Frensham Great Pond

Date: 23 March 2023

Grey Wagtail foraging in the stream entering the pond. Also Yew flower pollen releasing.

Ludshott Common

Date: 19 March 2023

Small flock of Bullfinches

Mare Hill

Date: 16 March 2023

First singing Chiffchaff of the year at this site (5 days later than last year). Woodlark singing here last 2 days also.

Braeside Close garden

Date: 15 March 2023

Pair Greenfinches  

Thursley Common boardwalk

Date: 13 March 2023

Close view of an adult Viviparous Lizard

Scotlands Close garden

Date: 5 March 2023

Two Siskins on grass

High Street, outside The Georgian

Date: 4 March 2023

Yellow wagtail reported scrabbling about for food under the lamp

Golden Valley, Hindhead

Date: 25 February 2023

Elfcup fungus – either Scarlet Elfcup Sarcoscypha austriaca or Ruby Elfcup Sarcoscypha coccinea Click for photo

Nutcombe Valley

Date: 25 February 2023

Several Herald moths and a number of Cave Spiders Meta sp. in National Trust bat barn Click for photo

Midhurst

Date: 22 February 2023

9 Natterer’s bats Myotis nattereri in underground hibernaculum   

Tower Road garden, Hindhead

Date: 20 February 2023

Female Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea checking garden pond

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 20 February 2023

Nationally scarce Horse Chestnut moth Pachycnemia hippocastanaria Click for photo

Braesside Close garden

Date: 20 February 2023

Last sighting of a Brambling this winter

Between Hillgrove and Lurgashall village

Date: 15 February 2023

Pair of very vocal Ravens seen

Tower Road garden, Hindhead

Date: 15 February 2023

Male Brimstone butterfly

Thursley Common

Date: 15 February 2023

Two male Brimstone butterflies, , energetically searching bramble plants

Tennyson’s Lane garden

Date: 14 February 2023

Frog spawn appearing in garden pond

Tower Road, Hindhead

Date: 13 February 2023

Turkey tail fungus Trametes versicolor Click for photo

Headley Down garden

Date: 13 February 2023

Siskins have finally made their annual appearance on my bird feeder

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 11 February 2023

An amazing 67 moths trapped overnight including Pale Pinion Lithophane hepatica Click for photo and a March moth Alsophila aescularia Click for photo

Oaken Wood

Date: 2 February 2023

Male Brimstone butterfly

Near Plaistow

Date: 1 February 2023

Red Kite swooping over fields       

Plaistow garden

Date: 30 January 2023

Thrush singing joyfully       

Chase Fields

Date: 21 January 2023

One Daubenton’s bat and a single long-eared bat hibernating in NT Bat barn

Nutcombe Valley

Date: 21 January 2023

A single Natterer’s bat hibernating in NT bat barn

Midhurst

Date: 18 January 2023

2 rare Western Barbastelle bats Barbastella barbastellus, 14 Natterer’s Myotis nattereri, 1 Daubenton’s Myotis daubentonii, 1 long-eared Plecotus sp, 1 small woodland Myotis hibernating in underground site

Swan Barn Farm

Date: 14 January 2023

Rare British Soldiers lichen Cladonia cristatella Click for photo

Tower Road garden, Hindhead

Date: 11 January 2023

Field Vole Microtus agrestis  Click for photo

Braeside Close garden

Date: 6 January 2023

Late 1st sighting of brambling (usually first seen in November)

Stedham garden

Date: 28 December 2022

Unusually pale female Blackbird. Click for photo
(Subsequently identified as having dilution, in which melanin cells are present (unlike in leucistic birds) but produce less pigment than normal).

Haslemere Town Meadow

Date: 24 December 2022

3 or more Treecreepers this morning in a shrubby tree by the stream,

Headley garden

Date: 22 December 2022

8 Greenfinches in the garden this morning.  Usually 1 and occasionally 2 but haven’t seen 8 together for some years.  

Plaistow garden

Date: 25 November 2022

Toad

Petworth Road garden 

Date: 20 November 2022

Pair of Reeve’s Muntjac browsing in close proximity

Between Midhurst and Petworth

Date: 17 November 2022

Four unringed Greater Horseshoe bats still resident in roost due to mild weather

Headley garden

Date: 11 November 2022

Goldfinches, 8 on bird feeders and queue nearby   

The Flashes, Churt     

Date: 11 November 2022

Tiger Eye Fungus   

Petworth Road garden

Date: 9 November 2022
Time: 00:00

Many Common Pipistrelle and Brown Long-eared bats on the wing, and a single Western Barbastelle 

Tower Road garden, Hindhead

Date: 6 November 2022

Common Frog Click for photo

Haslemere

Date: 30 October 2022

Many varieties of fungi on a dead tree stump

Tennyson’s Lane

Date: 27 October 2022

Sparrowhawk being enthusiastically chased by two carrion crows

Near Plaistow

Date: 24 October 2022

Speckled Wood butterfly in 17ºC temp

Hankley Common

Date: 23 October 2022

Two male Common Darters, over the same puddle. And, less expected, a male Emperor, patrolling a puddle, and two female Emperors, ovipositing in the banks of puddles

Headley garden

Date: 23 October 2022

Painted Lady butterfly

Conford, near Liphook

Date: 22 October 2022

Firecrest stunned on patio – later recovered

Plaistow garden

Date: 19 October 2022

Slowworm beneath the soil

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 18 October 2022

Clifden Nonpareil moth in greenhouseClick for photo

Garden at Plaistow

Date: 17 October 2022

Grass Snake, juvenile, beneath a tin and a sloughed skin beneath another tin

Petworth Road

Date: 14 October 2022

 Centipede Lithobius forficatus found in house     Click for photo

Over Tennyson’s Lane

Date: 12 October 2022

Pair of Raven circling for some minutes (single ravens also spotted over Black Down in past 3 weeks)

Between Midhurst and Petworth

Date: 10 October 2022

Three juvenile Greater Horseshoe bats and a single Western Barbastelle roosting in derelict building

Between Midhurst and Petworth

Date: 9 October 2022

Three juvenile Greater Horseshoe bats and a single Western Barbastelle roosting in derelict building

Devil’s Punch Bowl

Date: 6 October 2022

Crossbill, Sparrowhawk, 15 Redwings, 3 Firecrests and 2 Marsh Tits

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 3 October 2022

Green-brindled Crescent Click for photo and Merveille du Jour moths Click for photo

Plaistow garden

Date: 22 September 2022

Ravens, 2 flying over

Highcombe Edge (Devil’s Punchbowl)

Date: 15 September 2022

Grisette Amanita vaginata fungus   Click for photo

Winkworth Arboretum

Date: 11 September 2022

 Psathyrella corrugis fungus   Click for photo

Tower Road garden, Hindhead

Date: 11 September 2022

Red-cracked Bolete Boletus chrysenteron   Click for photo

Black Down

Date: 6 September 2022

Scarletina Bolete Neoboletus praestigiator (known before as Boletus erythropus or luridiformis)   Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 4 September 2022

Convolvulus Hawkmoth   Click for photo

Pudmore Pond, Thursley Common

Date: 4 September 2022

Rare Wood Sandpiper    Click for photo

Winkworth Arboretum

Date: 3 September 2022

Much bat activity over lake. Common and Soprano pipistrelles, Daubenton’s, Natterer’s, Brown Long-eared and Noctule all seen clearly by lamplight

Garden at Plaistow

Date: 22 August 2022

Hummingbird Hawk moth

Petworth Road garden

Date: 22 August 2022

Butting match between a pair of Reeves Muntjac – the female possibly repelling mating advances

Headley garden

Date: 20 August 2022

Hummingbird Hawk moth

Petworth Road garden

Date: 18 August 2022

Young Roe suckling between browsing on brambles    Click for photo

Headley garden

Date: 16 August 2022

Hummingbird Hawk moth

Garden at Plaistow

Date: 10 August 2022

Glow-worms, 2

Haslemere garden

Date: 4 August 2022

Hummingbird Hawk moth

Frillinghurst wood

Date: 4 August 2022

3 Wood White butterflies, new to this site

Stedham garden

Date: 2 August 2022

Drinker moth    Click for photo

Between Midhurst and Petworth

Date: 26 July 2022

Juvenile Greater Horseshoe bats now starting to fly in maternity roost    Click for video

Petworth Road garden

Date: 24 July 2022

Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly

Petworth Road garden

Date: 22 July 2022

Partial albino Juvenile Carrion Crow Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 19 July 2022

Invasive immigrant Box-tree MothCydalima perspectalis  Click for photo

Haslemere garden

Date: 19 July 2022

Purple Emperor butterfly flying unusually low on the hottest day

Chiddingfold Churchyard

Date: 18 July 2022

Wood White butterfly   Click for photo

Imbhams Farm

Date: 16 July 2022

Two Barn Owls emerging from barn roost

Imbhams Farm

Date: 16 July 2022

Many pipistrelle bats of both common species on the wing, plus Noctule, Daubenton’s, Serotine, Western Barbastelle, Alcathoe, Brown Long-eared and some unidentified Myotis species

Imbhams Farm

Date: 15 July 2022

Many pipistrelle bats of both common species on the wing, plus Noctule, Daubenton’s, Serotine, Western Barbastelle, Alcathoe, Brown Long-eared and some unidentified Myotis species

Petworth Road garden

Date: 14 July 2022

Green Woodpecker and juvenile foraging for ants   Click for photo

Between Midhurst and Petworth

Date: 10 July 2022

Up to nine Greater Horseshoe bats in maternity roost – with five pups now visible    Click for video

Dunsfold village outskirts

Date: 9 July 2022

Barn owl in flight

Winkworth Arboretum

Date: 9 July 2022

Many bats feeding on the wing – Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Daubenton’s, Brown Long-eared and Noctule

Over Swan Barn Farm

Date: 6 July 2022

Swift

Chiddingfold

Date: 5 July 2022

Buff Ermine moth, resting on front door

South of Petworth

Date: 5 July 2022

Swift, one. Swallows 18 perched on wires

Holdfast Lane

Date: 5 July 2022

Juvenile Soprano Pipistrelle bat taken into care after being found grounded

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 4 July 2022

Goat Moth Click for photo and Light Crimson Underwing Click for photo

Durfold Wood

Date: 30 June 2022

Brown Long-eared bat in dormouse box     Click for photo

Plaistow garden

Date: 28 June 2022

Glowworm

Ifold

Date: 27 June 2022

Common Pipistrelle bat pup found in kitchen, but soon died

Between Midhurst and Petworth

Date: 25 June 2022

First local Greater Horseshoe bat pup of 2022     Click for video

Plaistow garden

Date: 25 June 2022

Marbled White, Ringlet butterflies

Hill Brow

Date: 21 June 2022

Female Common Pipistrelle bat found exhausted in house. Released after a little attention.

Date: 20 June 2022

Pine Hawkmoth Click for photo and Eyed Hawkmoth Click for photo

Woodland near Plaistow

Date: 14 June 2022

Large Skipper, White Admiral, Meadow Brown, Wood White butterflies

Imbhams Farm

Date: 12 June 2022

Lime Hawkmoth in polytunnel Click for photo  Many beetles on foliage, including 14-spot Ladybird Propylea quattuordecimpunctata Click for photo

Centre of Plaistow village

Date: 10 June 2022

Rare Western Barbastelle bat flying past

School grounds and woods near Plaistow

Date: 10 June 2022

Common and Soprano Pipistrelle bats

Between Midhurst and Petworth

Date: 8 June 2022

At least 5 plump-looking Greater Horseshoe bats now in residence in maternity roost

River bank, Easebourne

Date: 7 June 2022

Heavily pregnant Soprano Pipistrelle bat trapped in building taken into care. Released after rehydration and a good feed.

Plaistow garden

Date: 31 May 2022

Painted Lady butterfly

Farnham Heath

Date: 28 May 2022

Female Field Cricket    Click for photo

Hammer Vale

Date: 28 May 2022

Alder Kitten moth: the 2nd ever record for Hants, the other was in 1945   Click for photo 

Between Midhurst and Petworth

Date: 22 May 2022

Greater Horseshoe bats beginning to return to maternity roost

Petworth Road garden

Date: 17 May 2022

Scorpionfly Panorpa communis   Click for photo

Wey Hill, Haslemere

Date: 14 May 2022

Swifts, 7

Petworth Road garden

Date: 14 May 2022

Much bat activity overnight – Common and Soprano Pipistrelles, Brown long-eared, Noctule, Serotine, Western Barbastelle and unidentified Myotis species

Petworth Road

Date: 12 May 2022

Fine Sulphur Polypore Laetiporus sulphurous   Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 12 May 2022

Poplar Hawk Click for photo  and Green Silver-lines Click for photo  moths, and some eggs laid in the moth trap (probably from Pale Tussock moth) Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 11 May 2022

Fox cub (one of three) foraging alone   Click for video

Chiddingfold Forest

Date: 9 May 2022

Wood White butterflies, several spring brood

Plaistow garden

Date: 7 May 2022

Green-veined White butterfly

Loxhill

Date: 7 May 2022

Very large female pipistrelle bat of indeterminate species taken into care with serious cat injuries. (DNA test showed it to be Pipistrellus pipistrellus).

Plaistow garden

Date: 6 May 2022

Orange-tip male and Comma butterflies

Chiddingfold Forest wood

Date: 5 May 2022

Wasp Beetle Clytus arietis    Click for photo 

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 4 May 2022

Puss Moth

Petworth Road garden

Date: 29 April 2022

Tiny Red Fox cub playing with mother

Chiddingfold garden

Date: 23 April 2022

Stitchwort scrambling up a wire fenceand also in adjacent woodland

Chiddingfold garden

Date: 23 April 2022

Comma butterfly fluttering near loganberry leaves

Thursley

Date: 21 April 2022

Emperor moth, male   Click for photo

Woolmer MOD

Date: 20 April 2022

Natterjack Toads, juvenile and spawn strings

Van Common (Fernhurst)

Date: 20 April 2022

 Dead Stoat found in garden   Click for photo   

Plaistow garden

Date: 20 April 2022

Holly Blue and male Orange-tip butterflies

Black Down

Date: 17 April 2022

Cuckoo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 15 April 2022

Common and Soprano Pipistrelles, Daubenton’s, Brown long-eared, Serotine and Western Barbastelle bats

Woolmer Pond

Date: 15 April 2022

Cuckoo

Chiddingfold garden

Date: 15 April 2022

Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip and Peacock butterflies. Also a Goldfinch landing on the ground.

River Wey, Tilford

Date: 14 April 2022

Common and Soprano Pipistrelles and Daubenton’s bats

Tugley Wood, Chiddingfold Forest

Date: 13 April 2022

Nightingale heard

Headley Down

Date: 10 April 2022

Coltsfoot growing in a large patch on disturbed gravel   Click for photo

Chase Fields

Date: 9 April 2022

Long-eared bat, probably Plecotus auritus, sheltering in National Trust bat barn after a cold night

Brook Cricket Green

Date: 24 March 2022

Peacock butterfly fluttering over grass and briefly basking on paving slabs, then chased off an approaching bumblebee, following it for a good few seconds’ distance

Between Petworth and Midhurst

Date: 23 March 2022

Greater Horseshoe bat returning to regular roost

Chiddingfold garden

Date: 23 March 2022

Brimstone and Peacock butterflies active in the sunshine

Petworth Road woodshed

Date: 17 March 2022

Population of Cellar Spiders Pholcus phalangiodes apparently wiped out by entomopathogenic fungus, probably Torrubiella pulvinata     Click for photo

Milford

Date: 16 March 2022

Common pipistrelle bat found grounded in pouring rain. Released after a few days of intensive care.

Headley garden

Date: 15 March 2022

Male Brimstone butterfly

Headley garden

Date: 14 March 2022

Peacock butterfly

Mare Hill, Witley

Date: 11 March 2022

Chiffchaff singing

Near Haslemere

Date: 10 March 2022

Brimstone butterfly, male

Thursley Common, east side woods

Date: 28 February 2022

2 x Red Admiral butterflies

West Bank of the Forked Pond, Thursley Common

Date: 28 February 2022

Peacock Butterfly

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 23 February 2022

Early Bumblebee Bombus pratorum   Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 22 February 2022

Buff tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris on a daffodil  Click for photo

Midhurst

Date: 21 February 2022

5 Natterer’s bats Myotis nattereri, 2 small woodland Myotis and a single long-eared bat Plecotus sp. hibernating in underground site. Also good numbers of Herald moths.

Chiddingfold St Mary’s churchyard

Date: 9 February 2022

Extensive carpet of mauve crocuses visited by bumblebees and wild bees  Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 6 February 2022

Badger seizing worms from grass  Click for video

Camelsdale garden

Date: 5 February 2022

Roe buck with fine antlers in velvet  Click for photo

Killinghurst Lane garden

Date: 28 January 2022

 In moth trap: 8 moths, two species, Pale Brindled Beauty and Spring Ushers Click for photo. Also a solitary wasp Ancistrocerus nigricornis Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 27 January 2022

Pair of Reeve’s muntjac   Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 23 January 2022

Heron perching unconcernedly in treetop whilst being mobbed by nest-building crows  Click for photo

Brook Green

Date: 19 January 2022

Fox skull  Click for photo

Tilford

Date: 18 January 2022

Brown long-eared bat found grounded. Died in care a few days later.

Midhurst

Date: 18 January 2022

3 Natterer’s bats, a Daubenton’s, a small woodland Myotis, a long-eared and an unidentified Myotis hibernating in underground site

Frensham Great Pond

Date: 14 January 2022

4 Goosander (1 male, 3 females)

Imbhams Farm

Date: 12 January 2022

3 male Goosander still present on pond

House in Petworth Road

Date: 12 January 2022

Queen wasp emerging prematurely from hibernation

Date: 9 January 2022

Spirited fight between two Wood Pigeons beneath bird feeder, egged on by two squawking Magpies who then chased and pecked the loser

Imbhams Farm pond

Date: 1 January 2022

6 Goosander – 3 male, 3 female, and a Little Egret

Petworth Park

Date: 1 January 2022

Adder  Click for photo

Haslemere

Date: 11 December 2021

Amazing display of fungi on a tree stump   Click for photo  

Chiddingfold, St Mary’s churchyard

Date: 8 December 2021

Various fungi on an old oak stump   Click for photo

Woodland near Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold

Date: 8 December 2021

Several bunches of mistletoe on a leafless tree   Click for photo

Petworth Road

Date: 4 December 2021

Mosquito Culex pipiens emerging from hibernation during mild spell  Click for photo

Camelsdale garden

Date: 3 December 2021

Leucistic goldfinch at birdfeeder  Click for photo

Shottermill garden

Date: 2 December 2021

Redwing Click for photo and jay Click for photo

Petworth Road garden

Date: 1 December 2021

Large badger foraging on lawn during a mild night

Headley garden

Date: 26 November 2021

Male blackcap

Thursley Common

Date: 23 November 2021

Common darter

Churt Common

Date: 21 November 2021

Male common darter

Woolmer Hill

Date: 15 November 2021

Hibernating brown long-eared bat found beneath ridge tile during repair works. Taken into temporary care. (A second brought in on 17th, then both released)   Click for photo

Chiddingdfold garden

Date: 13 November 2021

Ring-necked parakeet Psittacula krameri on birdfeeder    Click for photo    

Killinghurst garden

Date: 2 November 2021

Cluster of fenugreek stalkball Phleogena faginea , a tiny basidiomycete fungus growing on tree bark   Click for photo

Black Down

Date: 2 November 2021

Ring ouzel (1st winter) Click for photo, mistle thrush, fieldfare,redwing, blackbird, 20+ brambling, chaffinch, lesser redpoll, a few stonechat and Dartford warbler, 400-ish wood pigeon heading south

Black Down

Date: 1 November 2021

Large flocks of wood pigeon, 12+ crossbill, 50-ish linnet(?), goshawk toying with a crow, 4 cormorant, small numbers of redwing and fieldfare

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